Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BBC News - Stephen Sutton reaches �1m cancer charity target

BBC News - Stephen Sutton reaches �1m cancer charity target: A teenage blogger with terminal cancer has raised �1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

Stephen Sutton, 19, from Burntwood, in Staffordshire, was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 15 and started raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MOSI-PNC piggy bank campaign to foster philanthropy in children

MOSI-PNC piggy bank campaign to foster philanthropy in children: ositioned in MOSI’s lobby is a “pig pen” filled with piggy banks waiting to be picked up, taken home and handled with consideration and kindness. Each one comes with its own set of feeding instructions, namely that the piggy favors meals of quarters. But dimes, nickels and pennies will also help fill its tummy.

When there’s no more room inside for its nourishment simply return the plum-full piggy bank to MOSI by April 25 and trade it in for another, plus a ticket for two – one child and one adult – to the May 3 Children’s Gala from 5 to 7 p.m.

Four Boston Nonprofits Get $20K from Future Philanthropists

massnonprofit.org ::: April 10, 2014 — Four Boston nonprofits have received $20,000 in funding for healthy aging programs from Future Philanthropists, a Framingham-based nonprofit that seeks to educate young people about the value of philanthropy and encourage them to become engaged citizens.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Duke Haddad Give the Next Generations of Fundraising a Seat at the Table : FundRaising Success

Duke Haddad Give the Next Generations of Fundraising a Seat at the Table : FundRaising Success: He said he taught his three children philanthropy through the years by having them engage in charitable work of interest to them. In fact, he noted that when children in the family reach the age of 13, they are invited on the family foundation board as "junior members." They must participate by finding new charities to serve and be hands-on with the organization.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosting Youth in Philanthropy Scholarship Award Luncheon - Your Houston News: News

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosting Youth in Philanthropy Scholarship Award Luncheon - Your Houston News: News: The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, The George Foundation, and Safari Texas Ranch invite you to join in the special recognition of students from Calvary Episcopal College Prep, Fort Bend Christian Academy, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Needville ISD, Katy ISD and Stafford MSD participating in the 17th Annual Youth in Philanthropy program. Ticket proceeds, donation and all contributions benefit Youth in Philanthropy Scholarships to be awarded at the luncheon. We hope you can attend this luncheon celebrating the volunteer accomplishments of the YIP students.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Rivier students pitch in to help nonprofits | New Hampshire Education

Rivier students pitch in to help nonprofits | New Hampshire Education: Rivier students pitch in to help nonprofits
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Sindy Duron helps spruce up Girls, Inc. on Saturday during Rivier University’s Freshmen Day of Service. (Barbara Taormina Photo)

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Crimson White | Students give back through disaster relief, mentoring

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From helping build houses to rehabbing local elementary schools, some University of Alabama students strive to uphold the pursuits of civic responsibility.

Jared Patterson, volunteer coordinator for the local Habitat for Humanity, said about 2,000 UA students have helped Habitat through the years. He said student organizations, fraternities, sororities and almost every college at the University have contributed.

The Cavalier Daily :: CONNOLLY: More than “voluntourism”

The Cavalier Daily :: CONNOLLY: More than “voluntourism”: This spring break, I had the good fortune to attend an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to San Juan, Texas. My experience was phenomenal. And I was not alone in this assessment; each person I asked told me that his or her ASB trip was exceptionally fun and worthwhile. I would highly recommend the ASB experience to any University student.

But ASB and other comparable service trip experiences are not without controversy. Critics deride them as “voluntourism,

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

E is for Empathy | Agents of Good

E is for Empathy | Agents of Good: of course, jumped on this opportunity to teach my 9 year old about philanthropy. We don’t give for the reward, we give because we are moved to change or help something – and THAT is the reward… I shared some of my idea’s and concerns on my Facebook page where my #starwars gal pal Rory Green contributed some really insightful thinking which has amounted to the below blog post. Have a read

Monday, March 31, 2014

Caring Olivia's Paisley Foodbank Army is on the march - Daily Record

Caring Olivia's Paisley Foodbank Army is on the march - Daily Record: A caring schoolgirl has proved she’s a class act ... by giving up her pocket money for Lent so the cash can be used to help families who rely on foodbanks.

Ten-year-old Olivia Ferguson, of Tenters Way, Paisley, was spurred into action after seeing an appeal for donations to foodbanks a couple of weeks ago.

High school students plot Signature solution for Anne Arundel nonprofits - CapitalGazette.com: Business

High school students plot Signature solution for Anne Arundel nonprofits - CapitalGazette.com: Business: But Bostic and Weeks are 10th-graders at Old Mill High School, and their suggestions are part of the school’s first Signature project.

All of the county’s high schools are implementing their own version of the program, which is designed to connect students with local businesses and

Friday, March 28, 2014

Watertown Daily Times | NNY Community Foundation and its Youth Philanthropy Council award grants

Watertown Daily Times | NNY Community Foundation and its Youth Philanthropy Council award grants: Watertown High School students learned an important lesson about money Tuesday: just because you have the cash doesn’t mean you have to spend it all.

That’s exactly what members of the fall group of the Northern New York Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council at Watertown High School did, as they made $9,500 in grant recommendations to the foundation’s board of directors, instead of the full $10,000 they were allotted.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nanticoke Benefits from Young Philanthropists - By Nanticoke Health Services - CapeGazette.com - Covering Delaware's Cape Region - Inland Bays, Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Dewey Beach, USA

Nanticoke Benefits from Young Philanthropists - By Nanticoke Health Services - CapeGazette.com - Covering Delaware's Cape Region - Inland Bays, Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Dewey Beach, USA: Recently, a group of local girls have become passionate about helping cancer patients in the community. This past fall, 12 year old Sierra Scott along with her mother attended a quarter auction benefiting a cancer patient. Sierra enjoys making duct tape bracelets and had some with her that night. Sierra, knowing that many cancer patients need help with things like transportation to their treatments, decided to sell her bracelets that night at the auction and donated all the money raised to Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services. Sierra took the microphone and talked to the crowd about her plans and the guests were more than happy to purchase bracelets. In November, Sierra donated the money to the Cancer Care Center and says she plans to do more fundraising for cancer patients. In addition to her bracelets, Sierra is making clay charms.

Binghamton University graduate students party for charity - Pipe Dream

Binghamton University graduate students party for charity - Pipe Dream: Students, teachers and community members gathered together Friday night for “Party with a Purpose” in Downtown Binghamton.

A collaboration between the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate Student Organization and the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA), the sixth annual event was a chance for students and faculty alike to network, mingle and raise money for a local nonprofit, and was entirely orchestrated by students in the MPA program.

Research charities before giving | The Baylor Lariat

Research charities before giving | The Baylor Lariat: As graduates of a university that fosters a sense of civic responsibility, some of these fledgling Baylor professionals will be looking to give a portion of their future salary to charitable organizations or not for profit entities to fulfill their aspiration for giving back.

How should we, as future young professionals, go about investing hard-earned money toward a cause of choice with proper foresight?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Philanthropy contest aimed at Fremont-area youths : State

Philanthropy contest aimed at Fremont-area youths : State: FREMONT — A new contest in Fremont is aimed at teaching children the value of giving back to their community.

The contest has been launched by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

In the contest, youths are asked to propose projects that will better the community.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Lessons in history, giving mark county's birthday - San Antonio Express-News

Lessons in history, giving mark county's birthday - San Antonio Express-News: This week, youth board members visited schoolchildren throughout the county to educate students on not only the county birthday but important moments in local history.

At such a young age, many in their audience know little about Hancock County. Many aren't even sure if it's a place or a person, Greenfield-Central High School freshman Maddie Wise, who gave presentations this week, told the Daily Reporter (http://bit.ly/1d1fzyV ).

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gels Like Teen Spirit; 3 tips for charities to engage young people effectively | nfpSynergy

Gels Like Teen Spirit; 3 tips for charities to engage young people effectively | nfpSynergy: This highlights how important it is for charities to understand what influences brand perceptions and to ensure they communicate their beliefs and values to children and young people just as strongly as they do to adults. Once ideas about a charity being ‘old-fashioned’ rather than ‘inspiring’ take hold in young people, they may be difficult to shift as they grow older.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Student volunteering worth �175m a year, report says

Student volunteering worth �175m a year, report says: Student volunteering is worth �175m a year, according to a report published today by the National Union of Students.

The report, The Student Volunteering Landscape, says that 725,000 students, or 31 per cent of the student population, currently volunteer, and contributed an average of 44 hours a year.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

LET’S SALUTE : Salute

LET’S SALUTE : Salute: Students honored
for volunteerism

Honors students from Davenport North, West and Central High schools were honored as the Outstanding Youth Group at the Nov. 20 National Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Quad-City chapter.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Mackenzie Investments and StudentAwards Announce Canada's Top Teen Philanthropist - Press Release - Digital Journal

Mackenzie Investments and StudentAwards Announce Canada's Top Teen Philanthropist - Press Release - Digital Journal: Mackenzie Investments and StudentAwards have selected Abirami Kirubarajan of Mississauga, Ontario as the winner of the sixth annual Canada's Top Teen Philanthropist contest. The contest recognizes a group of young philanthropic powerhouses who have spent countless hours volunteering, making a positive impact in Canada and around the world. With more than 58 per cent of Canadian youth offering time, money or both to support charity, this contest highlights the outstanding work being completed by a group of inspiring teen philanthropists.

Victoria’s vulnerable children benefit from young Oak Bay philanthropists - Victoria News

Victoria’s vulnerable children benefit from young Oak Bay philanthropists - Victoria News: Every year Grade 11 students in the Planning class participate in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, a program funded by the Toskan Casale Foundation, which has students work in groups, pick and research a local charity and present their findings to class. The charity of the top presentation receives a donation after a vote by judges, made up of teachers and the previous year’s winners. This is the second time in four years the centre got the $5,000 prize.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Student-run charity; Morning Star Christian takes over Hope Chest

Student-run charity; Morning Star Christian takes over Hope Chest: eventh-graders at Morning Star Christian School in Bend are providing the manpower for a philanthropic program that helps local foster children and their families.